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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ralph Inkster
No, I agree, but throttle butterfly would be...

No, I agree, but throttle butterfly would be virtually closed and with windmilling rpm will create extremely low MAP guaranteeing a burp in engine power when throttle advanced, more so with quick...
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I saw a screw like that on an Ipad mounting...

I saw a screw like that on an Ipad mounting bracket... maybe something like that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Could be Camlocks, or just screws. I usually...

Could be Camlocks, or just screws.
I usually have 3 screws per side.
- .063 plate riveted to the firewall flange
- K1000-8 nutplates riveted to that
- MS24693S51 countersunk screws (could be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ralph Inkster
So how does that relate when on approach you are...

So how does that relate when on approach you are pulled right back to idle & you suddenly need to apply power? Like a missed approach, or such.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,473
Posted By Ralph Inkster
This is not a solution for incorrectly flared...

This is not a solution for incorrectly flared lines, but could be for the odd stubborn properly flared fitting that wont seal.
ACS pt# 04-05006 is for 3/8"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Ralph Inkster
A lot of folks prefer to remove lower cowling...

A lot of folks prefer to remove lower cowling during oil change so they can visually go over everything else usually covered up.
A suggestion- make it easier to remove the lower cowl by replacing the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By Ralph Inkster
And with that, looks like you've resolved your...

And with that, looks like you've resolved your course of action.
You will have time to do a thorough external examination (like prop flange run out measurement) as you convert the engine for RV...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Look at all those power lines around there! ...

Look at all those power lines around there! Appears he made the best of a bad situation.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Ha! Yes, I got caught there too for a second....

Ha! Yes, I got caught there too for a second. Glad I keep one of those old valve stem caps handy.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I just went through this having to adapt a 12mm...

I just went through this having to adapt a 12mm (rotax 912 plug) to my ATS tester. Went to local auto parts store & purchased a cheap auto compression tester & adapted the adapter to my tool.
Got...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I'm thinking I would ask seller to produce a copy...

I'm thinking I would ask seller to produce a copy of that bulletin for clarification.
If I were considering that engine, I'd assume it was a core, that it would have to go for prop strike disassembly...
Forum: Tools 09-16-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ralph Inkster
We use this tool list in sheetmetal classes for...

We use this tool list in sheetmetal classes for the practice wing & tool box projects
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Proseal is pretty viscous, I donít think you will...

Proseal is pretty viscous, I donít think you will effectively be able to squeeze it out of a syringe unless you have super strong hands & an iron grip.
I have used heavy plastic freezer bags with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By Ralph Inkster
3M 1080 I removed from canopy left no residue

3M 1080 I removed from canopy left no residue
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Yes & back in my auto parts days I remember going...

Yes & back in my auto parts days I remember going thru many belts to find 2 that would match in length (dual AC belts), all same manufacturer, part number, even same lot number in a lot of cases
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I have not put large vinyl panels on the canopy...

I have not put large vinyl panels on the canopy acrylic, but have put small vinyl labels on. I found no reactions from the adhesive but found that vinyl will shrink and curl at the edges in some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I'm one of those repeat builders. I have 400...

I'm one of those repeat builders.
I have 400 clekos in the hangar, 200 of those are still in their original plastic bags...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Dang... I just paid for a new one...

Dang... I just paid for a new one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Take that picture down to the local muffler shop,...

Take that picture down to the local muffler shop, they may have a tube stretcher that could snub that up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Just change the K factor value & they will...

Just change the K factor value & they will work.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Ralph Inkster
popping sound

I've had some oil canning issues in the bottom skins in 6 & 7 rr fuselage tail cones. I solved that by installing a stiffening rib between the bulkheads. I can't recall if I had to do the same thing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I think I have a couple, one new, one...

I think I have a couple, one new, one used.
Sending PM
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I always take the overly cautious approach on...

I always take the overly cautious approach on ground runs. Sturdy rope tied to the engine mount and looped around a steel fence post. If tail dragger, the rope is draped over the horizontal stabs...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,832
Posted By Ralph Inkster
An old time prop guy once told me that...

An old time prop guy once told me that re-pitching a fixed pitch prop for better cruise vs climb performance usually resulted in about 25RPM drop for every inch of pitch twisted out. So if a 80"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,776
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Mention it to a few of your airport buddies that...

Mention it to a few of your airport buddies that some one might be snooping around that day. Word will get around & you won't see a more deserted airport that day.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-07-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I have a friend working on his 3rd RV10 build. ...

I have a friend working on his 3rd RV10 build. His approach is to have his planes protected with a quality, simple white paint job. Theory is that he provides a blank canvas that the eventual owner...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Ralph Inkster
There are lots of RVers around YYC. PM me, I'm at...

There are lots of RVers around YYC.
PM me, I'm at Springbank & have been known to speak RV.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,673
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Very interesting prospective I've not thought of...

Very interesting prospective I've not thought of before. This dynamic pressure load would also apply to stock baffling systems resulting with lifting the top cowling in flight visible on some planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I have been using snap in bushings (similar to...

I have been using snap in bushings (similar to rudder cable/fuselage bulkhead bushings, fuel line bushings, etc) to separate & insulate the capacitance plates in fuel tanks.
SB375-3 snapped into the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Oops, one barrier gone...

Oops, one barrier gone...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,525
Posted By Ralph Inkster
? You didn't mention if you split the brake...

?
You didn't mention if you split the brake caliper before attempting to slide the wheel off the spindle.
two bolts that hold it together (not the 2 nuts on the slider pins), access to the brake...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Ralph Inkster
+1 I bought a 6 that had this set up. Wasn't...

+1
I bought a 6 that had this set up. Wasn't long & I was moving the light out to a wing because I got frustrated with repairing those wires (not having to deal with them on my other RVs...),...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Ralph Inkster
+2 on Bob & Carl's very good suggestions. Start...

+2 on Bob & Carl's very good suggestions.

Start building the Emp kit, & while doing that, do some research into what your lighting & avionics dream equipment might need for wiring runs.

My favorite...
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,425
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Also kind of a morbid thought, but I wonder how...

Also kind of a morbid thought, but I wonder how much fuel were in those tanks... seemed to float pretty well before the fuselage filled up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Trekker Don't know if the air shows over there...

Trekker
Don't know if the air shows over there have similar awards for amateur built aircraft, but if you do this, you should qualify for the UBER Perseverence Award!!
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,425
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Wow I hope to never that kind of bad day! He had...

Wow I hope to never that kind of bad day!
He had quite the nose up attitude just before impact, maybe the up flaps aided with that.
Also, the picture sequence suggested the prop stopped in vertical...
Forum: RV-4 08-26-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Ralph Inkster
It is a 4 fairing, right? Later models...

It is a 4 fairing, right? Later models incorporate a slight offset of the vertical fin.
You might have to perform the cut & splice method & graft the piece to fit.
Yeh, a venture into fibreglass...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,395
Posted By Ralph Inkster
When the time comes for that, order a FWF kit for...

When the time comes for that, order a FWF kit for RV6/7 IO360 & youíll be off to the races.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I assume you checked for any mechanical...

I assume you checked for any mechanical interference like baffling rubbing on cowling, tail pipes rattling against mount/floor/cowling, snorkel cowl rubbing, etc.?
The 340 would twist the engine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Assuming your panel was wired similar as depicted...

Assuming your panel was wired similar as depicted in Vans wiring diagram OP-10.
Note you have to determine which switch side is Alt Field & which side is Battery, they are not...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Is there other builders who have gone through the...

Is there other builders who have gone through the process near by? Host an inspection prep snacks & beer session & have them critique the plane & paper work with the goal of getting a ‘snag free’...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,919
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Had this happen to me in a 6 I was ferrying....

Had this happen to me in a 6 I was ferrying. Scared the s—- out of me as it sounded like an air raid siren went off 3” from my ears as it vibrated in the airstream.
The fairing delaminated the whole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-18-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Unfortunately the A-740 style control cables...

Unfortunately the A-740 style control cables (heat, alt air, carb heat, etc) supplied in the kits are solid & would require total disconnect at both ends in this case. As mentioned above, you could...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I'm with F-1 Rocket re: switch placements. Think...

I'm with F-1 Rocket re: switch placements.

Think of where ignition switches are in more conventional planes, usually far Left, consider that you really only need easy access to these during start &...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,883
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The 715 tips do offer a few more inches of...

The 715 tips do offer a few more inches of wingspan over the 615 tips but a lot of expense/effort for miniscule aerodynamic improvement.
Biggest difference I've noticed between the different styled...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I pulled out a few filters to see if there was...

I pulled out a few filters to see if there was any difference between them. Granted, 2 of them are not the same pt# as the 103-2 (different mounting stud size), but I am looking at the sealing ring...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Rick- At some point in it's life, your H2 engine...

Rick-
At some point in it's life, your H2 engine was probably converted to a spin-on filter from a cannister type filter. Champion sold a kit to accomplish this:
CH48922 kit comprising of a stud,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By Ralph Inkster
E-714 weight $20.80 from Vans plus a bit for...

E-714 weight $20.80 from Vans plus a bit for shipping.
Or you could melt lead like old time plumbers used to do on every job. But I'd advise you do that with the weight removed from the plane.
Early...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-06-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The poster that found corrosion dealt with a...

The poster that found corrosion dealt with a plane that had foam insulation glued directly to the belly skin, would definitely be a water trap it got saturated in there.

In my builds, I drill 1/8...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ralph Inkster
In the end, it's your butt. If you have a...

In the end, it's your butt. If you have a passenger, you have to consider THEIR butt too.

But also consider if your CofA is affected if you ignore basic overhaul time/hour requirements.

Mr....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Ralph Inkster
What has worked for me, used with either tip-up...

What has worked for me, used with either tip-up or sliders, same results. Trim outter edges first, run duct tape across bottom to prevent canopy spreading out (strip of tape across just ahead of cut...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Years ago I had a recurring nose tire (Lamb)...

Years ago I had a recurring nose tire (Lamb) going flat for no apparent reason. Kept replacing tube and suffering same result. I finally took a close look inside the tire & found a series of barely...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The Advanced is fire engine red too... In my day...

The Advanced is fire engine red too...

In my day I've done 1 Advanced, 2 VPX, 1 ExpBus, 2 Comp Design, & probably 5 or so conventional breaker or fuse buss panels. The big boxes were for customers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Great responses! Thanks for sharing!

Great responses! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Adding to Vince's suggestions. I used some scrap...

Adding to Vince's suggestions. I used some scrap & drilled some temp partial side panels (narrow strips & such using the drilled side skins as templates) that would tie longerons & bulkheads in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Can you describe why you would need it? & where...

Can you describe why you would need it? & where you'd use it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By Ralph Inkster
All just my look at it... The system I found...

All just my look at it...

The system I found easiest to install, & actually liked the best, was the Advanced Control Module. You have to work closely with them to get the appropriate prebuilt...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,308
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Wow. WW is a cryptic as Lycoming! They could...

Wow. WW is a cryptic as Lycoming! They could have explained that in a much easier way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I did a retro on one RV4 & ran into that...

I did a retro on one RV4 & ran into that interference. I solved it by tapping a bulge into the seat rib so it wouldn't rub. I guess another way would be to cut a clearance hole in the rib where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I sympathize with Dave's blight, from what I can...

I sympathize with Dave's blight, from what I can remember about Yellowknife is that the airport isn't very GA friendly (odd because GA is what opened up the vast Canadian North). Big open sparse tie...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,308
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Maybe prop clocking is not as much of an issue...

Maybe prop clocking is not as much of an issue for WW props. With the light weight (mass) blades, position may not be as critical - only WW would be able to answer this question.

First paragraph on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Just list out & evaluate what is in each kit. Go...

Just list out & evaluate what is in each kit. Go for the kit that you think offers best value.
Know that they are starter kits, and that you will be adding to your tool collection as you progress...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Sounds counter productive, but have you...

Sounds counter productive, but have you considered a switched or temporary power bypass - HDX direct to 12 volt buss? If the EFIS curcuit tripped in the VPX, might be only way to access the VPX...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,097
Posted By Ralph Inkster
6 or 8 foot table worked for me. I slid the...

6 or 8 foot table worked for me. I slid the dimpler Lt & Rt down the table as needed so sheet never over hung the table dangerously either end. I also used 2 small plywood platforms (1' x 2' spaced...
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